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5.0 out of 5 stars A film for Pickford fans
Tess of the Storm Country is one of Mary Pickford's best films. This was the first of her films which I saw and rather got me hooked, for I have gone on to buy four other Pickford DVDs. It may be that her style is somewhat out of favour now, but she is often funny and in this film shows great personality. It is true that the print quality of this edition is not always...
Published on Jan. 8 2001 by Mr Peter G George

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1.0 out of 5 stars Another Lousy DVD print!
This is my fourth(and last) silent movie(on DVD) added to my collection.Print is so BAD, I was unable to complete watching this film. Box promises best print available but do not believe it - it sucks! Other silent films(on DVD) also offer extremely poor quality. No more silent films for me which is a pity because they are an important part of history.
Published on Dec 28 2000 by James


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4.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous Mary Pickford, A MUST, Oct. 15 2001
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There is little doubt as to Mary Pickford's brilliance. As a silent screen star she was not the most beautiful nor the MOST dramatic, but she was by far one of the most marvelous stars on the silent screen. With expressions and mannerisms so refined and masterful and ability that far exceeded many of those around her she made any role a GREAT one.
"Tess of the Storm Country" is a masterful film. It really does show Mary Pickford at "top form" her acting is superb and her performance clearly does her justice. The film quality is not as good as some of her other roles that have been transposed to DVD but if you love Mary you MUST watch this movie.
Mary Pickford plays "Tess" a fisherman's daughter who lives in a shanty town just below the "hill toppers" a rich family whose patriarch despises his low brow "neighbors". With manipulation and cruelty he will do anything, even use his daughters would be fiancee to get rid of the shanty people to give him an "unrestricted" view of the water. Mary Pickford plays Tess with vitality, warmpth, and a certain rough neck edge that will have you laughing and crying at the same time. Tess eventually catches the eye and the heart of a rich young man, who... oh no happens to be the "hill toppers" college bound son. With classic twists and many developments "Tess of the Storm Country" will captivate you. Be aware that this movie has a heavy Christian theme and is quite "heavy handed" when doling out its doses of morality. There is little doubt as to the good vs. evil in this film and the ideal of sinners and repenters. However, "Tess of the Storm Country" is a certain MUST for all Pickford fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A film for Pickford fans, Jan. 8 2001
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Mr Peter G George (Ellon, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Tess of the Storm Country is one of Mary Pickford's best films. This was the first of her films which I saw and rather got me hooked, for I have gone on to buy four other Pickford DVDs. It may be that her style is somewhat out of favour now, but she is often funny and in this film shows great personality. It is true that the print quality of this edition is not always perfect. There are signs of decay of the film stock, but one has to accept this when one watches silent films. I would rather watch a slightly damaged 'complete' print than one that has been edited. The DVD box is not misleading if the print it describes is the best available, the best available undoubtedly is this print. Anyway why not focuss on what we have, which is a highly enjoyable film with a delightful story and star performance? There is no point grieving over what we have lost forever, i.e. a perfect print. Perfect prints of silent movies will rarely be available to us now, but that is no reason to ignore a style of filmaking which at its best is unforgettable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, July 6 2003
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I was apprehensive when I first started watching this movie. I am usually not a big fan of 'heartwarming stories' with poor girls who prove their worth, but I wanted to see the movie Mary thought important enough to re-make.
This is an amazing film!
Although some of it has been damaged over time, like a blurry scene in the beginning that seems clouded over with water damage where Tess dances around, it is easy to understand and engaging.
I definitly recommend this movie. Even if you aren't a fan of silent movies, Mary will grab your attention and you'll find it hard to look away.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another Lousy DVD print!, Dec 28 2000
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James "jbd12" (Glen Oaks, NY United States) - See all my reviews
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This is my fourth(and last) silent movie(on DVD) added to my collection.Print is so BAD, I was unable to complete watching this film. Box promises best print available but do not believe it - it sucks! Other silent films(on DVD) also offer extremely poor quality. No more silent films for me which is a pity because they are an important part of history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pickford's Best!, March 29 2000
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This 1922 remake of the 1914 version is far superior, and my favourite Pickford. Mary moves effortlessly from mischief, to humour, to eye watering scenes and shows why she was perhaps the greatest star of the silent era. The cinematography is fabulous, as is the orchestral score. A must have DVD
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